08-18-2022 07:02 AM
10-26-2022 10:28 PM
Don't install the Chipset drivers from Windows Update - Optional updates, this is what caused your issue.
They are recognizable by their dates which are other than the 07/18/1968 (Note from Intel : Intel(R) Chipset Device Software uses an unusual date for the devices it is targeting. The date 07/18/1968 is symbolic - Intel was founded that day) :
Since you installed the Chipset drivers from Windows Update - Optional updates, follow this process :- Uninstall your current Intel Chipset Drivers package if you have any installed (via Start > Settings > Apps) then restart your PC.
- Launch Driver Store Explorer (Right click on "Rapr.exe" > Run as administrator) > Check the boxes of all versions of drivers which .inf ending with system in the System device category (if you find them).
- Check the box "Force Deletion" then click on the "Delete Driver" button then restart your PC.
- Install the latest Intel Chipset Drivers package from the first post of this thread : [DRIVERS] Intel Chipset/MEI/SATA/VMD (1xx/2xx/3xx/4xx/5xx/6xx/7xx).
Also, you need these firmware/drivers for your ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero (Wi-Fi AC) motherboard :[FIRMWARE] Intel ME (H110/B150/H170/Z170/B250/H270/Z270/B365/Z370)
[DRIVERS] Intel Chipset/MEI/SATA/VMD (1xx/2xx/3xx/4xx/5xx/6xx/7xx)- Intel Chipset Drivers- Intel MEI Drivers (Drivers Only)- Intel SATA AHCI-RAID Drivers (Drivers Only) :Drivers - 2xx/3xx
[DRIVERS] Intel Ethernet/WiFi/Bluetooth- Intel Ethernet Drivers (Drivers Only) :Drivers - I217/I218/I219
[DRIVERS] Realtek Ethernet/WiFi/Bluetooth- Realtek WiFi Drivers (Drivers Only) :Drivers - 8723DE/8821CE/8822xE- Realtek Bluetooth Drivers (Drivers Only)
[DRIVERS] Realtek Audio (Intel 2xx/3xx/4xx/5xx/6xx/7xx & AMD 3xx/4xx/5xx/6xx)You have an ASUS ROG SS3 motherboard, so :
You need Realtek Audio Drivers (UAD - ASUS ROG SS3) from the first post of the thread.
Follow scrupulously your CLEANUP process then your INSTALL process, for the next drivers packages that I would release, you will can directly follow your UPDATE process.